More than a thousand people on the Northern Marianas' main island, Saipan, are homeless or in substandard accommodation, in the wake of a devastating super-typhoon last October.
The numbers, from the territory's Homeless Prevention Coalition, represent a 637 percent increase from January last year.
Among the 1,018 homeless people on Saipan are 330 children.
Nearly 500 homes were destroyed and just as many seriously damaged by Super Typhoon Yutu.
Don Wiseman spoke with our Northern Marianas correspondent, Mark Rabago, about the situation.